The Signal function generator is very valuable software as it is capable of using computer’s sound card as a signal function generator. It consists of very easy to use graphical interface. The software does not require expensive hardware and lot of knowledge of math, programming or electronics.
Complex wave patterns can be produced. Multiple Cyclic wave functions are mixed with inversion, trigger, rectification and other logic functions. A number of options like Amplitude and Frequency modulation, phase shifting, DC and time offset are used for combining multiple cyclical wave functions like saw tooth, square, sinusoid and many more.
To whom the software is advantageous:
The software is advantageous to engineers, researchers, sound developers and hobbyists, investors and many more who are working in the field of science of patterns, getting functions by cyclical logic and predictions. It facilitates the complex design process and helps in maintaining the readable and clear design layout structure.
The software up to 1.0 and SFG Alpha and Beta releases is free to download. The final version 1.0 is likely to be released soon and its cost shall be decided later.
An internet connection, 16 bit stereo sound card, internet browser, flash player browser plug-in of version 10.1 or more advanced on Intel Pentium 3 or AMD Athlon Computer are the minimum system requirements. Mac made after 2001 are fit for the software. User account on the site is also a must.
Dual core processor, memory 512 MB and ATI Radeon HD or nVidia GeForce video card are also recommended.
The maximum frequency which can be used is limited to Computer’s sound card frequency, maximum 22.05KHZ for mainstream sound cards.
Despite limitation of sound card frequency, it is one of the most useful tools for scientists and sound engineers.